Have you heard about Spandan?
SPANDAN is a vibrant socio-cultural organization, curved out of creative zeal and philanthropic mission, governed by transparent and inclusive democratic values, meant to bring joy to all it's members and society at large by promoting festivals, cultural events, creative endeavors and charitable causes.
They are organizing their first ever Mumbai Book fair, which promises not just to showcase books but also offers entertainment too. It will be a 9-day BONANZA of good books, concerts, talk shows, music, competitions, and activities for children.
The line-up for the panel discussion on 13th April is ready – You will get to hear an eclectic bunch of famous authors like Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravi Subramanian, Dipayan Baishya, Manish Gupta!!
Violinist Sunita Khaund Bhuyan who has demystified the violin by playing Indian folk, Jazz & Bollywood on the hitherto 'seriously classical' instrument, will perform on 14th April.
Resul Pookutty, the sound engineer is scheduled to visit the fair on 14th evening will talk about the intricacies of sound mixing as an art. He is a man with talent in multiple dimensions - he won an Academy award for best sound mixing in Slumdog Millionaire and he is also an author.
Many more activities are planned for 9 days of the fair. The details of the program will be put up shortly.
Spandan foundation pledges to sponsor the complete annual education expenses of at least 100 students from financially backward families.
I am hoping they will consider sponsoring special children too. The school at Navi Mumbai also has under-privileged Special children at their CBD and Uran centers too.